JenniferInOhio Posted May 3, 2006 Report Share Posted May 3, 2006 Those of you that do function pretty well most of the time, what lifestyle changes have you made?For me...** Before starting anything in the morning, I take my beta blocker and let my body get used to being upright (20 minutes is usually good).** I sleep on a slanted pillow.** I don't clean my house all in one day. If I'm doing stuff such as mopping and vacuuming, I take a few breaks if I'm doing more than 1 room.** If the temperature is 80 degrees and above, I opt for shade and cool drinks. I don't do a lot of physical activity outside if the weather is warm.** If I take a flight of stairs, I can't do another one immediately or my heart will be racing.** I drink so much more fluid than I ever have in my life. I used to drink 3-4 glasses of something per day (not enough for even a healthy person).That's all I can think of for now. I'm just interested to hear what other well-functioning POTSy people have done to alter their lifestyle in order to function better. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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